to deal with for years. >> suarez: when the video was being made, john hopkins principal barry brown was one of the first subjects to be interviewed. he says his middle schooler's have been so professional, he first thought adults were doing most of the work. >> i think my first take i made them stop. my first interview, i had some kids come in and, i mean, i had to pull data. and i was like, "guys, who wrote these questions?" and they were looking at each other, and finally one of the kids was like, "i did." >> suarez: for de'qonton, who wants be a fire fighter and a photographer when he grows up, journalism has given him a reason to stay in school. >> if i didn't have a camera i would probably be led up with the wrong people and doing the wrong stuff, and i wouldn't probably make it to college. >> suarez: and as for his video, which drew attention from local media outlets and is now gaining national exposure, de'qonton says there is one person in particular he's hoping will watch it. >> i want the president to see what i could do and see what young kids, young black american kids.